PHY311 Mechanik

General Information

Organisation of the course

Lectures:  

  • Monday 08:00 - 09:45  Y16-G-05
  • Thursday 08:00 - 09:45 Y16-G-05
  • First lecture: Monday, 16.09.2019

Exercise classes:

  • The exercise classes start in the second week of the course, and they are organised in four groups.
  • First exercise class: Wednesday, 25.09.2019
  • Publication of the exercises: Tuesdays (in this web page) 
  • Return of the exercises by the students: At the latest on the following Wednesday, at the beginning of the corresponding exercise class.
  • In order to be admitted to the exam, at least 50% of the assignments must have been returned with acceptable solutions. 

 

Exam's details:

  • The exam will be held Tuesday, 4th February 2019, at 9:00. Room:  Y22-F-62/68
  • The exam will be a written test (duration 3 hrs.). A sample questionnaire from 2019 can be found here (PDF, 364 KB) (the exam was considered sufficient if a minimum of 15 points on each of the two parts was reached). 
  • No books or electronic devices (phones, tables) allowed at the exam. 
  • Only the sheet that you can find here (PDF, 320 KB), with various mathematical formulae (prepared by students in 2019), is allowed.

 

Group / List Assistant Time Room Language
1 Claudia Cornella

Wednesday

08:00-09:45

Y13-L-11 English/German
2 Nudzeim Selimovic

Wednesday

08:00-09:45

Y35-F-47

English

3

Julie Pages,

Felix Wilsch

Wednesday

15:00-17:00

Y27-H-35

English/German

Lecture details

 

Lecture Date Handwritten notes

Lecture 0

Lecture 1

16.09.2019

16.09.2019

0. Preliminaries (PDF, 560 KB)

1.1-2 Newtonian Mechanics (PDF, 842 KB)

Lecture 2 19.09.2019 1.3-4 Newtonian Mechanics (PDF, 1408 KB)

Lecture 3

23.09.2019

1.5-6 Newtonian Mechanics (PDF, 1219 KB)

Lecture 4 26.09.2019 1.7-7 Newtonian Mechanics (PDF, 652 KB)
Lecture 5 30.09.2019 2.1-3 The Lagrangian Formalism (PDF, 1352 KB)
Lecture 6 03.10.2019

2.4-5 The Lagrangian Formalism (PDF, 854 KB)

Lecture 7  07.10.2019 2.6-7 The Lagrangian Formalism  (PDF, 1864 KB)
Lecture 8 10.10.2019 3.1-2 The two-body problem (PDF, 1159 KB)
Lecture 9 14.10.2019 3.3-5 The two-body problem (PDF, 1055 KB)
Lecture 10 17.10.2019 3.6-7 The two-body problem (PDF, 1032 KB)
Lecture 11 21.10.2019 3.8-0 The two-body problem (PDF, 1228 KB)
Lecture 12 24.10.2019 4.1-2 Small Oscillations (PDF, 900 KB)
Lecture 13 28.10.2019 4.3-4 Small Oscillations (PDF, 903 KB)
Lecture 14 31.10.2019 4.4-5 Small Oscillations (PDF, 947 KB)
Lecture 15 04.11.2019 4.6-7 Small Oscillations (PDF, 1166 KB)
Lecture 16 07.11.2019 5.1-2 Rigid bodies (PDF, 1020 KB)
Lecture 17 11.11.2019 5.2-4 Rigid bodies (PDF, 1072 KB)
Lecture 18 14.11.2019 5.5-6 Rigid bodies (PDF, 1239 KB)
Lecture 19 18.11.2019 5.6-6 Rigid bodies (PDF, 854 KB)
Lecture 20 21.11.2019 6.1-2 The Hamiltonian Formalism (PDF, 1109 KB)
Lecture 21 25.11.2019

6.2-3 The Hamiltonian Formalism (PDF, 1310 KB)

Lecture 22 28.11.2019 6.3-4 The Hamiltonian Formalism (PDF, 1387 KB)
Lecture 23 02.12.2019

6.4-5 The Hamiltonian Formalism (PDF, 1407 KB)

Lecture 24 05.12.2019

6.6-6 The Hamiltonian Formalism (PDF, 1177 KB)

Lecture 25 10.12.2019

6.6-7 The Hamiltonian Formalism (PDF, 1180 KB)

     

Conditions to successfully complete this Module:

  • Return at least 50% of the exercise series with acceptable solutions.
  • Present a solution in the exercise class at least once.
  • Sufficient performance in the final written exam.

Suggested Literature

  • H. Goldstein: Classical Mechanics
  • David Tong: Lectures on Classical Dynamics (Available here)

  • V.I. Arnold: Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
  • L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifschitz: Mechanics (Course in Theoretical Physics Vol. 1)
  • W. Greiner: Classical Mechanics (as exercise book)